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Sport Quiz #83

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 20 August 2010

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1

Which of these is a disc used for a throwing and catching game?

A
Yo-yo
B
Hula hoop
C
Rubik's cube
D
Frisbee
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2

What were the Christian names of Torvill and Dean?

A
Jayne and Christopher
B
Samson and Delilah
C
Anthony and Cleopatra
D
Will and Grace
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3

Which country ended the USA's 132 year hold on the America's Cup?

A
Switzerland
B
New Zealand
C
Australia
D
Spain
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4

Runner Caster Semenya, the subject of extensive press coverage after gender testing following her win in the women's 800m at Berlin in August 2009, was from which country?

A
Jamaica
B
South Africa
C
Bermuda
D
England
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5

What is the name of the New Zealand national rugby team?

Note: This question was updated in September 2015
A
All Whites
B
Black Caps
C
All Blacks
D
Tall Blacks
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6

The first Olympic flag, presented to the IOC at the 1920 Olympics by the city of Antwerp, Belgium, was lost until 1977. Where had it been?

A
In a basement of the Antwerp Olympic stadium
B
In the bottom of a competitor’s suitcase
C
In the attic of the IOC HQ at Lausanne, Switzerland
D
Hanging in the foyer of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
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7

Why did Canadian George Lyon refuse to accept his gold medal for golf at the 1908 Olympics?

A
He was the only competitor and did not want to win by default
B
He admitted that he had cheated
C
He said that he had won by luck, not skill
D
He was upset that he had endangered spectators
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